Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: David Brown Automotive | posted March 31, 2014 07:48
The hand-crafted model will be called Speedback.
David Brown Automotive has taken the sheets off its ‘handcrafted GT car’ before it is brought to the Top Marques show in Monaco for the official launch. Called Speedback, this V8 sports coupé is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain.
The company founder and CEO, David Brown, has a profound background in engineering, auto manufacturing and an affinity for classic and modern cars, which are elements one can find in the Speedback.
“The launch of Speedback is the realisation of a dream for me, and is the result of skilful and dedicated work by a team of highly talented designers, engineers and craftsmen. I am delighted at the reaction of the media, our suppliers, potential customers and friends, and I look forward to presenting the car to the public in Monaco. The Speedback name perfectly reflects the classic sports car tradition of the past, whilst also doing justice to the sophisticated silhouette of the car’s hand-built body and unique styling which features amongst much other detail, a fold-down picnic seat,” said David Brown.
The Speedback is borne of 18 months of hard work by the David Brown Automotive team, including highly-experienced Chief Designer, Alan Mobberley.
David Brown Automotive promises ‘exceptional performance and handling’on the Speedback, which sports Jaguar’s 5 litre supercharged engine and any level of personalization by request.
“This car will appeal to anybody who desires a truly individual sports car, which can boast a fine British pedigree and which will only be produced in limited numbers, thus ensuring the kind of exclusivity associated with Britain’s once proud heritage of traditional, high-quality, automotive coach-building”, added Brown.